Western Leaders Have No Time for Climate Denial

Western Leaders Have No Time for Climate Denial

Leaders from Western states have vocally come out to draw the nation’s attention to the dire consequences of climate change, as evidenced by the ongoing, lethal wildfires raging across California, Washington, and Oregon. Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown said on Sunday that the wildfires are a “wake up call” for officials to take action on climate […]

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Will Post-COVID Budget Cuts Nix Funding for Climate Action?

Will Post-COVID Budget Cuts Nix Funding for Climate Action?

When the coronavirus crisis first began, climate activists were hopeful that political leaders could manage the outbreak while simultaneously keeping their commitments to climate action. But the cost of the COVID-19 response on state budgets has been profound and there’s a fear that environmental programs will be cut as governors grapple with staggering budget shortfalls. […]

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Why Prioritizing Climate Action Is A Winning Strategy in 2020 for Democrats 

Why Prioritizing Climate Action Is A Winning Strategy in 2020 for Democrats 

by Miro Korenha Shortly after he was elected president in 2008, Barack Obama sternly explained to a gathering of governors that reducing greenhouse gas emissions would be a priority for his administration. Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Senator Obama talked about the need to transition to a clean energy economy but climate change, in and […]

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On Climate Change, Senator Warren Has a New Plan — Inslee’s Old Plan

On Climate Change, Senator Warren Has a New Plan — Inslee’s Old Plan

Last night, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is known for having a plan for everything, put out a “new” climate-related plan — that is basically Jay Inslee’s clean energy plan.

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Tweet of the Week: Jay Inslee and Lil Nas X

Tweet of the Week: Jay Inslee and Lil Nas X

Let’s collab @LilNasX. https://t.co/94KCj3mL9q — Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) July 6, 2019 We’d love to see what a collab between Gov. Jay Insee and rapper Lil Nas X would look like but more than that it’s great to see artists using their platform to talk about climate change. Lil Nas X’s song Old Town Road is […]

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Will 2020 Dems Debate Climate Change?

Will 2020 Dems Debate Climate Change?

The Democratic field continues to grow, making it hard for any of the candidates to distinguish him/herself.  One — Governor Jay Inslee — has based his entire campaign on dealing with the climate crisis.  Last week, he began to argue that the issue is so important that the Democratic candidates should dedicate an entire primary […]

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